The ZTE is Skate is powered by Android 2.3 with a huge 4.3 inch display at a reasonable price. This smartphone comes with a 2GB micro SD card. It is expected to be one of the great low cost Android phones in the market, with fair performance.
- Slim design and lesser weight
- Easy to carry and use
- Multi-touch support
- Adobe Flash Support is available for better access of websites
- Quality screen resolution
- Extremely powerful Android software
- Massive display size
- Good camera quality
- Stock Android user interface
- Some applications of standard Android smartphone are missing
- No video output
- Slow data transfer
- Problems in typing emails
- Low battery back up
- Cheap casing
- Weak CPU
- Low app storage space
ZTE Skate Tech Specs
- 4.3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with 480 x 800 pixels
- Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- 512 MB RAM and micro SD, up to 32GB
- 5 MP camera with 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus and LED flash
- WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML browsers
- A-GPS support
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
The 2.3 version Android of ZTE Skate is uncluttered and free from bootwares. So it works faster and smoother than some other Android Smartphones.
However, it’s not a complete jerk free experience as scrolling is often an issue to many users. Many even have experienced noticeable delay while hopping from one app to another.
The 4.3 inch massive display is obviously the USP is this smartphone. It’s true that no other budget Android phone offers such a large display in the market. The TFT LCD panel has resolution of 480X800 pixels which is quite incredible. Brightness is quite good too.
This handset is all most identical to the Orange Monte Carlo in terms of design. Overall design is quite good until you discover the cheap plastic casing of it. This is a real disadvantage.
Camera and Video Recording
This is yet another phone that lacks in camera quality. The images taken by it often look dull and less impressive. The LED flash of this handset is so powerful that images often become too overexposed.
Video recording is also unimpressive.
ZTE Skate Price
ZTE Skate is available at US $ 350.
The above features may discourage you about ZTE Skate but remember this one is an economical Android smartphones. So quite understandably the developers might have to compromise in some areas to keep the phone price within your range. So don’t get frustrated. Give it a try.
Checkout the device on ZTE website.